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Fri, 28 Sep 2007

The Bluegrass Sessions / Merle Haggard
The Bluegrass Sessions I was reading an interesting forum thread recently about accents. The gist of the thread was that so many singers lose their accents when they sing. Somehow vocals mostly sound American, at least to my ethnocentric ears. Unless they're singing traditional music, when it's okay to sound Irish or Scottish. Or even Southern, if they absolutely must.

Which makes me wonder why it is that every country singer has to sound Southern, and why it bothers me so much when they do. And yet while that makes me crazy about country, and not the good kind of crazy, doesn't bother me at all when it transmogrifies into bluegrass. Am I being irrational Or is it just when it's done this well that the good outweighs the bad so much that I can't complain? And believe me, I've tried. Lord, how I've tried.

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